OAKHURST – Pet owners know that vet bills can quickly skyrocket when a four-legged friend gets sick, and even regular pet care costs can get a little spendy. Luckily there’s help for that right around the corner.
One way to protect your pets’ health is by bringing them to the low cost vaccine clinic for dogs and cats at Steve’s Tropical Fish and Pet Supply, hosted by Steve’s, the Eastern Madera County SPCA (EMC SPCA) and Dr. Beth Taylor with Hoof ‘n Paw Veterinary Hospital.
In addition to vaccines, for which costs vary, microchipping is also available for a $25 fee. Organizers require that you bring dogs on a leash and cats in secure pet carriers. No feral cats are allowed. Some vaccinations require booster to be effective, they caution, and remind people that vaccination may be refused if the pet is too young or Dr. Taylor is concerned about the health of your pet.
All vaccinations are on a first-come, first-served basis with no appointments. For more information visit EMC SPCA.
(Featured image by Virginia Lazar of the Becker family’s puppies in Oakhurst, 2014)